Manchester City dominate nominations for Dubai Globe Soccer Awards
Manchester City's treble-winning squad dominate the longlist for the 14th Dubai Globe Soccer Awards best male player category.
Pep Guardiola's side secured a historic Champions League, Premier League and Champions League treble last season, which also saw striker Erling Haaland finish his first campaign at the club with 52 goals across all competitions.
This season, City have continued where they left off by winning the Uefa Super Cup for the first time after beating Sevilla on penalties and also currently sit top of their respective Premier League and Champions League tables.
Ten City players are in the running for the men's award, alongside previous winners Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and last year's victor Karim Benzema.
Other notable nominees include Bayern Munich’s Harry Kane, Jude Bellingham of Real Madrid and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
Manchester City are joined by the likes of Serie A champions Napoli, Saudi Pro League winners Al Ittihad, African champions Al Ahly and Copa Libertadores winners Fluminense in the best men’s club nominations.
In the best women’s player category, Spain’s World Cup winner Aitana Bonmati, Chelsea’s Sam Kerr, and German great Alexandra Popp are among 20 nominees, while best women’s club includes Champions League holders Barcelona and six-time Women’s Super League champions Chelsea.
Guardiola leads the nominations for best coach, alongside the likes of Marcel Koller at Al Ahly, and Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti, the most decorated coach in Uefa Champions League history, having won the trophy a record four times.
The Maradona Award for the calendar year’s top goalscorer, meanwhile, is being contested by Haaland, Kane, Ronaldo and Mbappe, who are all separated by only a